Period
to 18 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 18 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 15,550 22,261 24,352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.72% 13.84% 15.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.19% 45.11% 49.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13,473 19,371 21,885
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 36,854 49,351 49,535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.77% 30.68% 30.57%
Number of salaries quoted 30,390 40,655 42,331
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £51,785 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.26% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 18 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 6,166 £60,000 +9.09% 269
South East -5 3,142 £45,000 +3.45% 254
North of England -1 2,538 £42,500 +6.25% 320
Midlands -3 1,548 £42,500 +6.25% 179
North West -3 1,339 £42,500 +6.25% 169
South West -8 1,227 £42,500 +6.25% 100
Yorkshire +1 1,023 £42,500 - 133
West Midlands -3 918 £42,500 +6.25% 91
East of England -2 906 £45,000 - 80
East Midlands -4 627 £40,000 - 88
North East -1 178 £39,000 +2.30% 18
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 8,155 (52.44%) SQL
2 7,909 (50.86%) C#
3 7,810 (50.23%) .NET
4 6,204 (39.90%) Microsoft
5 5,601 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
6 4,662 (29.98%) JavaScript
7 4,516 (29.04%) ASP.NET
8 4,274 (27.49%) MVC
9 4,077 (26.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 3,417 (21.97%) HTML
11 3,329 (21.41%) Finance
12 3,132 (20.14%) Windows
13 3,102 (19.95%) CSS
14 2,734 (17.58%) Business Intelligence
15 2,722 (17.50%) T-SQL
16 2,655 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 2,511 (16.15%) ASP.NET MVC
18 2,487 (15.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 2,352 (15.13%) AngularJS
20 2,212 (14.23%) ASP.NET Web API
21 2,052 (13.20%) Scrum
22 2,042 (13.13%) .NET Framework
23 1,982 (12.75%) TDD
24 1,981 (12.74%) Degree
25 1,912 (12.30%) Oracle
26 1,902 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
27 1,838 (11.82%) Data Warehouse
28 1,832 (11.78%) Web Services
29 1,747 (11.23%) Amazon AWS
30 1,646 (10.59%) jQuery

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 955 (6.14%) SharePoint
2 931 (5.99%) IIS
3 444 (2.86%) MS Exchange
4 284 (1.83%) Apache
5 283 (1.82%) Tomcat
6 232 (1.49%) Confluence
7 214 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
8 213 (1.37%) CMS
9 187 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
10 156 (1.00%) Skype for Business
11 154 (0.99%) Umbraco
12 150 (0.96%) JBoss
13 147 (0.95%) WebSphere
14 138 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
15 119 (0.77%) WebLogic
16 116 (0.75%) Apache Spark
17 101 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
18 77 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
19 72 (0.46%) SAS
20 69 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 636 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
2 620 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 77 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 44 (0.28%) Chatbot
5 43 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.090%) SPSS
8 13 (0.084%) InfoPath
9 10 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
11 8 (0.051%) Adobe XD
12 6 (0.039%) CINEMA 4D
12 6 (0.039%) Maya
12 6 (0.039%) MODO
12 6 (0.039%) NUKE
13 5 (0.032%) Weka
14 4 (0.026%) Fireworks
14 4 (0.026%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 369 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 85 (0.55%) thinkFolio
3 78 (0.50%) Markit EDM
4 67 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 64 (0.41%) Front Arena
6 60 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
7 45 (0.29%) Magento
8 31 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 30 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
9 30 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 26 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
11 22 (0.14%) NetSuite
12 20 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
13 18 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
14 16 (0.10%) Temenos T24
15 15 (0.096%) Sage CRM
15 15 (0.096%) SAP Business One
15 15 (0.096%) Visualfiles
16 14 (0.090%) Oracle ERP
16 14 (0.090%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4,077 (26.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,747 (11.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1,410 (9.07%) Power Platform
4 813 (5.23%) Office 365
5 640 (4.12%) SaaS
6 271 (1.74%) PaaS
7 238 (1.53%) GitHub
8 225 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
9 215 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 214 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
11 174 (1.12%) Serverless
12 157 (1.01%) IaaS
13 108 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
14 103 (0.66%) OneDrive
15 100 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
16 95 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
17 94 (0.60%) Azure Stack
18 76 (0.49%) Amazon S3
19 75 (0.48%) PowerApps
20 72 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 601 (3.86%) Firewall
2 575 (3.70%) DNS
3 439 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 396 (2.55%) DHCP
5 331 (2.13%) SAN
6 322 (2.07%) Internet
7 298 (1.92%) LAN
8 292 (1.88%) WAN
9 212 (1.36%) VPN
10 180 (1.16%) HTTP
11 158 (1.02%) VoIP
12 149 (0.96%) Skype
13 141 (0.91%) VLAN
14 130 (0.84%) NAS
15 123 (0.79%) Broadband
16 113 (0.73%) SSL
17 112 (0.72%) Network Security
18 110 (0.71%) Wireless
19 88 (0.57%) FTP
20 76 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,655 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2,487 (15.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,838 (11.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1,550 (9.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1,385 (8.91%) Power BI
6 1,333 (8.57%) SQL Server 2016
7 1,315 (8.46%) Relational Database
8 1,170 (7.52%) MySQL
9 1,035 (6.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 939 (6.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 917 (5.90%) NoSQL
12 697 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
13 656 (4.22%) MongoDB
14 499 (3.21%) SQL Server 2014
15 477 (3.07%) RDBMS
16 445 (2.86%) Big Data
17 438 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
18 290 (1.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 266 (1.71%) Data Lake
20 263 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,618 (10.41%) Git (software)
2 1,285 (8.26%) Visual Studio
3 1,109 (7.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 653 (4.20%) JIRA
5 522 (3.36%) Jenkins
6 424 (2.73%) Selenium
7 411 (2.64%) TeamCity
8 312 (2.01%) NUnit
9 300 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
10 289 (1.86%) Subversion
11 272 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
12 195 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 176 (1.13%) SpecFlow
14 169 (1.09%) Cucumber
15 163 (1.05%) Bitbucket
16 159 (1.02%) Maven
17 130 (0.84%) JUnit
18 103 (0.66%) SoapUI
19 102 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 102 (0.66%) WebDriver
General
1 3,329 (21.41%) Finance
2 737 (4.74%) Banking
3 688 (4.42%) Retail
4 510 (3.28%) Marketing
5 362 (2.33%) Games
6 342 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 314 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 281 (1.81%) Advertising
9 237 (1.52%) Legal
10 197 (1.27%) Front Office
11 162 (1.04%) Back Office
12 143 (0.92%) Law
13 140 (0.90%) Investment Banking
14 116 (0.75%) Electronics
15 70 (0.45%) Financial Institution
16 68 (0.44%) Local Government
17 63 (0.41%) Publishing
18 53 (0.34%) Billing
18 53 (0.34%) French Language
19 51 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8,571 (55.12%) Developer
2 3,859 (24.82%) .NET Developer
3 2,916 (18.75%) C# Developer
4 2,033 (13.07%) C# .NET Developer
5 1,600 (10.29%) Analyst
6 1,424 (9.16%) Software Developer
7 1,365 (8.78%) SQL Developer
8 1,357 (8.73%) Senior Developer
9 976 (6.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 834 (5.36%) ASP.NET Developer
11 795 (5.11%) DBA
12 767 (4.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 631 (4.06%) SQL DBA
14 612 (3.94%) C# Software Developer
15 606 (3.90%) .NET Software Developer
16 592 (3.81%) Junior
17 554 (3.56%) Architect
18 539 (3.47%) Software Engineer
19 538 (3.46%) Applications Support
20 536 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,810 (50.23%) .NET
2 4,516 (29.04%) ASP.NET
3 3,417 (21.97%) HTML
4 3,102 (19.95%) CSS
5 2,511 (16.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2,352 (15.13%) AngularJS
7 2,212 (14.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2,042 (13.13%) .NET Framework
9 1,832 (11.78%) Web Services
10 1,646 (10.59%) jQuery
11 1,380 (8.87%) XML
12 1,217 (7.83%) .NET Core
13 1,155 (7.43%) WCF
14 1,128 (7.25%) Entity Framework
15 991 (6.37%) RESTful
16 969 (6.23%) REST
17 967 (6.22%) HTML5
18 933 (6.00%) React
19 767 (4.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 744 (4.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1,151 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 1,036 (6.66%) Greenfield Project
3 529 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
3 529 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
4 387 (2.49%) User Experience
5 382 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 335 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 291 (1.87%) Replication
8 289 (1.86%) Clustering
9 274 (1.76%) Data Centre
10 243 (1.56%) Hedge funds
11 238 (1.53%) Data Structures
12 194 (1.25%) Fixed Income
13 176 (1.13%) Equities
14 168 (1.08%) Algorithms
15 144 (0.93%) Driving Licence
15 144 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 141 (0.91%) Derivative
17 119 (0.77%) Public Cloud
17 119 (0.77%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3,132 (20.14%) Windows
2 1,491 (9.59%) Windows Server
3 1,276 (8.21%) Linux
4 530 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 442 (2.84%) Unix
6 426 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 272 (1.75%) Android
8 265 (1.70%) Windows 10
9 201 (1.29%) Apple iOS
10 181 (1.16%) Windows 7
11 150 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 117 (0.75%) Windows 8
13 114 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 64 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 60 (0.39%) CentOS
16 57 (0.37%) Mac OS
17 36 (0.23%) Solaris
18 33 (0.21%) AIX
19 24 (0.15%) Windows XP
20 15 (0.096%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,601 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 4,274 (27.49%) MVC
3 2,734 (17.58%) Business Intelligence
4 2,052 (13.20%) Scrum
5 1,982 (12.75%) TDD
6 1,902 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
7 1,536 (9.88%) ETL
8 1,468 (9.44%) DevOps
9 1,395 (8.97%) Software Engineering
10 1,241 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
11 1,213 (7.80%) OO
12 1,156 (7.43%) Analytics
13 1,142 (7.34%) Web Development
14 1,101 (7.08%) SDLC
15 1,021 (6.57%) Test Automation
16 956 (6.15%) BDD
17 953 (6.13%) Computer Science
17 953 (6.13%) Unit Testing
18 921 (5.92%) Mentoring
19 893 (5.74%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8,155 (52.44%) SQL
2 7,909 (50.86%) C#
3 4,662 (29.98%) JavaScript
4 2,722 (17.50%) T-SQL
5 1,439 (9.25%) Java
6 1,286 (8.27%) PowerShell
7 1,063 (6.84%) Python
8 668 (4.30%) VB.NET
9 527 (3.39%) PHP
10 410 (2.64%) TypeScript
11 374 (2.41%) Ruby
12 354 (2.28%) C++
13 346 (2.23%) VB
14 343 (2.21%) VBA
15 296 (1.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 280 (1.80%) R
17 237 (1.52%) PL/SQL
18 219 (1.41%) C
19 214 (1.38%) Perl
20 191 (1.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1,981 (12.74%) Degree
2 527 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 463 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 388 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 235 (1.51%) SC Cleared
6 228 (1.47%) MCSE
7 219 (1.41%) MCSA
8 218 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 171 (1.10%) CCNA
10 127 (0.82%) ISTQB
11 98 (0.63%) MCP
12 92 (0.59%) DV Cleared
13 83 (0.53%) ISEB
14 74 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 62 (0.40%) HND
16 59 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
17 57 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 49 (0.32%) CCNP
19 48 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
20 46 (0.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 772 (4.96%) QA
2 291 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 247 (1.59%) SLA
4 184 (1.18%) GDPR
5 137 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 62 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 44 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 40 (0.26%) WAI
9 38 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 36 (0.23%) PMO
11 27 (0.17%) HIPAA
12 25 (0.16%) COBIT
13 18 (0.12%) HL7
14 16 (0.10%) Solvency II
15 15 (0.096%) ISO 9001
16 13 (0.084%) GAMP
16 13 (0.084%) MiFID
17 12 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 10 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 8 (0.051%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,315 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 747 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 662 (4.26%) Docker
4 624 (4.01%) Hyper-V
5 190 (1.22%) XenApp
6 172 (1.11%) vSphere
7 160 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
8 82 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 78 (0.50%) XenDesktop
10 77 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
11 74 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
12 66 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
13 35 (0.23%) HDFS
14 34 (0.22%) VMware NSX
15 27 (0.17%) vCloud
16 26 (0.17%) BitLocker
17 25 (0.16%) Terminal Services
18 23 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 21 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 21 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 365 (2.35%) SCCM
2 349 (2.24%) Kubernetes
3 271 (1.74%) Ansible
4 245 (1.58%) Puppet
5 185 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
6 164 (1.05%) SCOM
7 160 (1.03%) Terraform
8 98 (0.63%) WSUS
9 73 (0.47%) SCOrch
10 62 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
11 61 (0.39%) Backup Exec
12 52 (0.33%) SCVMM
13 51 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 51 (0.33%) vCenter Server
14 47 (0.30%) Kibana
15 44 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
16 43 (0.28%) Nagios
17 40 (0.26%) SQL Sentry
18 38 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
19 37 (0.24%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 6,204 (39.90%) Microsoft
2 1,912 (12.30%) Oracle
3 1,066 (6.86%) VMware
4 608 (3.91%) Tableau
5 505 (3.25%) Cisco
6 461 (2.96%) SAP
7 418 (2.69%) Citrix
8 287 (1.85%) Google
9 260 (1.67%) IBM
10 238 (1.53%) HP
11 193 (1.24%) Xamarin
12 172 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
13 161 (1.04%) Atlassian
14 160 (1.03%) Red Hat
15 147 (0.95%) Veeam
16 144 (0.93%) Dell
17 133 (0.86%) Cognos
18 110 (0.71%) Databricks
19 101 (0.65%) NetApp
19 101 (0.65%) Splunk